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1 December 1991 Potential digital optical computer (DOC) III architectures: the next generation
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Paralleloptical interconnects have been well documented [1,2]. The theoiy ofparallel optical interconnects is the basis forOptiComp's current digital optical computer (DOC) II design and fabrication program. This paperwiidemonstrate a natural extension of the parallel theory into global or 3-dimensional theory where a single point is imaged to every other interconnect point. This paper will introduce an algorithm for a digital optical computation concept and will discuss the hardware architecture for extremely wide word (~128 bits) single clock addition, which is based on global free space optical interconnections. In addition, energy consumption and throughput efficiency of the new adder will be examined. The motivational basis for the utilization of global free space optical interconnects is documented in reference 3.
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P. S. Guilfoyle "Potential digital optical computer (DOC) III architectures: the next generation", Proc. SPIE 1563, Optical Enhancements to Computing Technology, (1 December 1991);


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